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Thursday, 21 January 2021 5.20 AM IST

Completion of Vyttila, Kundannoor flyovers is proud achievement

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Works of Vyttila, Kundannoor flyovers have been completed and Kerala chief minister will dedicate these flyovers to the State on January 9. With this the traffic jams on the NH, especially in Kochi will ease.

Though the foundation stones were laid during the tenure of the previous UDF government, it was unable to launch the work as no funds were set aside for the purpose. The government led by Pinarayi decided to launch the work with the help of KIIFB funds and accorded administrative sanction for the same. That is how the flyovers have become a reality now.

The State government has built these two flyovers by spending Rs 169 cr using fund from KIIFB.
The Vyttila and Kundannoor flyovers were built by the state government at a cost of Rs 86.34 crore and `82.74 crore, respectively.

It is the public works department’s National Highway department that has overseen the works of this four-lane flyover

In the last five years, the state government has implemented five projects worth Rs 950 crore, including two bypasses and three flyovers over a distance of 150 km from Kollam to Ernakulam.

This is a proud achievement. It is worth mentioning that the will and administrative skills of Minister G. Sudhakaran, who heads the Public Works Department, have played an important role in achieving this.
We also use this moments to congratulate him.

The new flyovers will hopefully bring a permanent solution to the hitherto traffic jam in Ernakulam and save people’s precious time.
Although it has taken a long time, the Alappuzha bypass is ready for inauguration. The inauguration date will be announced as soon as the Prime Minister’s time is available.

Meanwhile, the reconstruction of controversial Palarivattom flyover is going on under the directions of Metroman E Sreedharan. The works will be completed in May
Proper roads, bridges and flyovers have a decisive influence on the daily life of people, besides the development of the State. It will also attract businessmen to the State.
When this government came to power, Minister G. Sudhakaran came up with innovative methods in the construction of all roads, bridges and buildings under the Public Works Department, upholding the slogan 'New Construction, New Age'.

His intense efforts to eradicate corruption have met with great success.

The minister initiated the cleansing process in the Public Works department notorious for corruption.
As part of this, he suspended 364 employees including two chief engineers.
At the same time he was also able to correct their mistakes and bring them back to service.
Now, just six persons are left to return to service.

The Public Works Department has been able to make direct requests and obtain full cooperation for projects requiring central assistance. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also took the initiative in this regard
Moreover, the central government has generally taken a supportive stance on development issues, regardless of politics.

The ultimate benefit reaches people when each development project is completed without delay.

There will be huge increase in amount estimated earlier when projects are delayed for temporary political gains and this would place a heavy burden on the government.
Everyone must come forward to cultivate a new culture in the case of development.

New bridges and roads are all the State’s public property. That conviction should be there among not only rulers but also all citizens.

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